Attractions in Dusseldorf

Botanischer Garten Düsseldorf
The University of Düsseldorf maintains this popular botanical garden. The garden features around 6,000 different species of plant life such as pine trees, carnivorous plants and wild flowers. The garden's greenhouse contains an array of plant life from the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and South Africa. Many of the garden's plants and flowers also come from places like North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Numerous works of contemporary art are housed within this famous hall. Colorful paintings and unique sculptures provide a visual treat for visitors. Many of the artworks were created by notable Danish artist Tal R. A collection of traditional outdoor statues can be seen holding hands.

Rhine Tower
This grand tower is the tallest structure in the city. The observation deck offers stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside. The tower rotates a full 360 degrees every hour to offer an ideal panoramic view. A casual eatery and fine dining restaurant are also found within the tower's top portion. Lichtzeitpegel, the beautiful light sculpture on the tower's shaft, also operates as a clock and is considered to be the world's largest digital clock.

Benrath Palace and Park
Guided tours take visitors through this massive historical house. The Museum for European Garden Art is located in the east wing, while the west wing features a natural history museum. The Corps de Logis section is housed in the central portion. Impressive sculptures, beautiful paintings and porcelain pieces are displayed throughout the complex. Visitors can also learn more about the history and natural wonders of the local area.

The Altstadt
This district of Düsseldorf is considered to be the city's old town section. The area is especially known for its numerous bars and nightclubs. Historical highlights of the district include Basilica St. Lambertus and the old city hall. A shipping museum is located inside the Schlossturm. One of the districts most iconic sites is an equestrian statue depicting Jan Wellem, a famous German nobleman who lived during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Three different buildings comprise this art attraction. Many priceless works of art are contained within the buildings. Collections include works created by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrain. Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and other American artists have many of their works featured as well.